$34 for a Belay Class and Two Weeks of Unlimited Climbing at Rockreation ($69.75 Value)

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  • Learn to climb
  • Safe and fast-paced
  • Equipment included

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Promotional value expires Jul 27, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. 48-hour cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Reservation req'd for belay class. Must be 12 or older, ages 12-17 must have parental waiver. Valid only at Los Angeles location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Some people are born to run; some are born to scramble up and down walls and ceilings like a Tokay gecko. Unleash your inner lizard with today's Groupon to climbers' paradise Rockreation. For $34, you get a belay class and two weeks of unlimited climb time on faux cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. Start on your journey to become one with the rock at Rockreation's West LA location.

Climbing at Rockreation is nothing like grappling the plywood-and-plastic climbing walls at a company picnic or building a batting cage in your backyard. Rockreation's walls are covered with state-of-the-art textures that mimic the conditions of real rocks (indentions, protrusions, overhangs, underhangs, cracks, and eagle's nests). Veteran climbers say rock climbing is like running a marathon, but the adrenaline rush comes in shorter, more intense bursts. Indoor climbing is a great way for someone to get started, or a perfect after-work and hail-, snow-, and meteor-shower-proof indoor alternative for experienced climbers who want continuous practice. It's also a great workout that builds up boulder shoulders and promontory pecs.

Rockreation's experienced instructors dote on their new climbers like mother ducks, guiding you safely from rookie to all-star. Your first class will train you in belaying, in which you'll use your own body as a counterweight and safety anchor for your climbing partner. Then you'll be set free for two weeks of unlimited climbing. Before you know it, your hands will transform into rubber suckers that emit pleasant popping noises as you clamber up, down, and over Rockreation's thousands of square feet of varied climbing terrain.

Reviews

Yelpers give Rockreation's Los Angeles location a 3.5-star average.

  • This place is the first gym that I have ever rock climbed at and from what I hear, around Orange County, it's the best. I really like the staff there and the routes there are pretty decent. As for like top roping, there's a good amount to climb, but the fun part looks like the lead climbing wall. I spend most of time there on the traverse wall, and I just starting tapering over to the bouldering part. – Nikki T., Costa Mesa location
  • I love this indoor wall climbing gym. The staff are friendly and the instructors were great. You will learn essential skills how to handle the rope (belay) and of course how to climb a wall. – arianne b., Los Angeles location

Rockreation

Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes—and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests.

The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience—and a background in conversational mountain goat—guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.

Customer Reviews

It was terrifying for me. But others may love it. Its a great place and the staff is nice.
Holiday · March 24, 2016
Loved the class and the happy attitude. Ended up becoming a member...
Keren · March 3, 2016
This was a great experience and the price is amazing for a whole week of climbing/rentals.
Susan B. · February 10, 2016
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    West Los Angeles

    11866 La Grange Ave.

    Los Angeles, California 90025

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